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Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award


Award Winner: Sae Woo Nam


The Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award, first presented in 1975, is granted for outstanding achievements in the practical application of the results of scientific engineering research.


Dr. Sae Woo Nam is recognized for the development and application of ground-breaking single photon detectors, which are furthering some of the world’s most challenging endeavors including quantum cryptography, quantum computing, the examination of fundamental assumptions of quantum mechanics, and the ultimate traceability of optical power. Dr. Nam’s accomplishments include single photon detectors with world-record efficiency in the commercially important telecommunication band, record-holding demonstrations of quantum key distribution (QKD) for ultra-secure communications, and the investigation of quantum states of light for improved metrology.


Award Date: December 3, 2008

Campus: Boulder

Awarding Organization: NIST

Awarding Organization Contact Name: NIST

Organization Phone: 303-497-4384